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rebel yell
06-14-2007, 05:58 AM
I had a lock of my hair, basket woven and put in a pendant for my sweetie. A way to suspend it from her neck didn't come with it. Would the most period way be to use a ribbon?:confused:

06-15-2007, 02:49 PM
590The most authentic way to wear a hair pendant or locket would be on a gold chain, with the pendant worn under the ladies clothing. Hair pendants and lockets were very popular forms of Victorian jewelry, but rarely seen in period photographs because of the fact that they were worn under the clothing, so as to stay close to the wearer's heart. Most common way to wear the pendant would have been on a gold, rosegold or pinchbeck chain. The style of chains most prevalent during the Grand Victorian era was one where the links alternated between large and small, either oval or rectangular. I've attached a photo of an original chain as an example. Bookchains were also very popular. Hope this helps.

Terry Arliskas

rebel yell
06-19-2007, 10:08 AM
Thanks Terry!:D